- Senyo Hosi has brought an GHC8 million defamation suit against outspoken MP, Kennedy Agyapong
- The suit follows a warning issued by Senyo Hosi last week to the Assin Central MP to retract defamatory statements he made against him
Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong is the subject of a defamation suit by CEO of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD).
The MP is reported to have accused Mr Hosi of offering a bribe of $1 million to the CEO of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST), Alfred Obeng.
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However, Kennedy Agyapong's statement has not gone down well with Mr Hosi, who has filed a defamation suit against the outspoken MP.
The CBOD CEO believes allegations of bribery and corruption levelled against him by Kennedy Agyapong are misplaced and has therefore given the Assin Central MP a 24-hour ultimatum to retract or be subjected to a defamation suit.
Also included in the suit are the Deputy Executive Director of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Afia Akoto, as well as Kennedy Agyapong's media house, Kencity Media Limited.
Mr Hosi is suing Agyapong GHc 5 million, GHc3 million from Kencity and GHc1 million from Afia Akoto - with all totalling GHc9 million.
Below are the reliefs sought by Senyo Hosi:
An order for an unconditional retraction and an unqualified apology for the said defamatory comments/broadcast/publication, doing so separately and in the Daily Graphic newspapers, and for same to be given equal prominence as the complained comments/broadcast/publication within 14 days from the day of judgment.
An order that the contents of relief (i) above be subject to the prior approval of plaintiff, and for defendants to personally and separately read out same on all media networks mentioned in paragraphs 7 and 15 above and doing so within 14 days from the day of judgment.
An order of perpetual injunction restraining defendants from any further comments of said complained defamation.
General damages for defamation.
Aggravated or exemplary damages for the malicious defamation.
Compensatory damages of GHC5,000,000.00 for injury to character and integrity against 1 defendant.
Compensatory damages of GHC3,000,000.00 for injury to character and integrity against 2 defendants.
Compensatory damages of GHC1,000,000.00 for injury to character and integrity against 3 defendants.
Costs, including legal fees.
Further or other reliefs.
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